Balloon Adventure in Sri Lanka

Experience the amazing landscape of Dambulla. Hot air balloon season in Sri Lanka starts in November and goes on until early May.

Only those mentioned below are not allowed on hot air balloons-

  • Heart patients and pregnant mothers are not allowed on balloon rides, due to the change in air pressure.
  • Children over 10 can enjoy the balloon rides, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The best time to go hot air ballooning is usually in the mornings. Departure from the hotel is usually at 5 a.m. The entire ride takes approximately three hours.

You will be picked up from your hotel by the organisers, or you could come on your own to a designated location. For prices and other packages please contact us.

The flights take off from Kandalama, Sigiriya, Habarana and Dambulla.

During your ride, you will be able to see beautiful forests, lakes and of course the Sigiriya rock fortress. Unfortunately Balloons don’t fly directly over Sigiriya due to security reasons.

If the flight is cancelled due to operational or weather related issues, your money will be refunded in full.

Only those mentioned below are not allowed on hot air balloons-

  • Heart patients and pregnant mothers are not allowed on balloon rides, due to the change in air pressure.
  • Children over 10 can enjoy the balloon rides, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The pilots who operate balloons hold commercial licences obtained from the department of Civil Aviation in Sri Lanka and are duly trained. Moreover, they go through a full medical check-up once a year to keep their licence valid.

The landing points of hot air balloon rides are uncertain. Therefore, a troop on the ground constantly follows the balloon to ensure safety while landing.

Basic first-aid facilities are available on the ride, but if an emergency health situation arises, the balloon will land immediately and the crew will take the patient to the nearest hospital for necessary treatment.

The crew keeps a close check on the weather forecast prior to a ride. In addition, the pilots are also trained and experienced to assess weather conditions.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

  1. If you land near the hotel, you can enjoy a walk back to the hotel without waiting for the crew to arrive at the landing spot. In such situations comfortable attire and shoes will be very helpful.
  2. Sri Lanka is a tropical country, so do not forget to bring sun block, hats and sun glasses.
  3. If you tend to get dizzy easily, then it is recommended that you take medication before the ride.

Contact Us

Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 773 059 207
Phone: +94 777 999 145

Bahrain

Phone:+97 316 199 129

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 330 828 0962

Email
info@trabanatours.com

Address
Trabana Tours (Pvt) Ltd
22/1, Sarasavi Lane,
Colombo 08
Sri Lanka